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7 days sailing itinerary around BVI

About this program

Embark on an enchanting maritime voyage through the British Virgin Islands, where azure waters embrace a collection of idyllic islands. This 7-day sailing itinerary promises a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation, offering a firsthand exploration of the BVI’s pristine beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and charming coastal villages.

Please note that all restaurants and activities listed are only suggestions, and are not included in the price. The trip can be changed according to your wishes, meaning stops can be added or removed.

About the route

Starting point: Scrub Island

About: The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is a British overseas territory in the Caribbean, located sixty miles east of Puerto Rico and a few miles north of the US Virgin Islands. The Atlantic Ocean lies to the north of the BVI, and the Caribbean Sea lies to the south.

Sailing around the British Virgin Islands (BVI) is a captivating maritime adventure that unveils a paradise of turquoise waters, secluded coves, and lush landscapes.
With a myriad of islands to explore, each boasting unique charms, sailors can craft an itinerary blending lively beach parties on Jost Van Dyke, tranquil anchorages in the Baths on Virgin Gorda, and historic exploration on Norman Island.
The steady trade winds and warm temperatures create perfect conditions for both seasoned sailors and those seeking a leisurely cruise.
Snorkeling in vibrant coral gardens, discovering hidden caves, and indulging in the vibrant local culture ashore are just a few of the enchanting experiences awaiting those embarking on a sailing journey through the stunning BVI archipelago.


Day 1
Scrub Island

Scrub Island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean is a part of the Lesser Antilles and home to the Scrub Island Resort where you will spend your first day and start your sailing adventure in the morning.

Spend the day relaxing in the Ixora Spa
Visit one of the three private beaches
Cardamom & Co. – Great food with good wine and cocktail list
Donovan’s Reef – Warm and casual atmosphere with a great ocean view
Day 2
Virgin Gorda

Virgin Gorda is the third-largest BVI island. Spring Bay, located on the southwestern coast of Virgin Gorda, offers crystal clear waters and golden sand for all varieties of beachgoers.

Because of its location bordering the populated Baths on the island, the beach is a nice alternative to the massive crowds and for fun, you can easily access it by swimming from The Baths.

The giant boulders line the beach and there are excellent swimming and snorkeling opportunities for families, novices and professionals alike.

You can hike to Devil’s Bay through and enjoy your privacy in The Baths. An area of unique geologic formations, a sand beach surrounded with huge granite stones.
Top Of The Baths Restaurant & Bar – Hike up to this serene oasis and enjoy tasty food and great atmosphere
Mad Dog Cafe – Feel like a local in this charming bar
Day 3
Anegada Island

The island Anegada is the second-largest island in the BVI group, it also has around300 residents and is a perfect choice for those looking for seclusion.

The Setting Point is Anegada’s only mooring point. Due to its convenient location close to the arriving sailors, many hotels and restaurants have established their place of business here.

The British Virgin Islands has no shortage of shellfish, and it’s one of the territory’s most iconic foods.

You can spend your time relaxing on one of the two main beaches: Loblolly Beach or the Cow Wreck Beach. Both of them are white sandy beaches with beach bars and restaurants nearby.
On a clear night, you’ll struggle to find a piece of sky not sparkling with stars.
The island offers beaches, flamingos, an iguana sanctuary that’s free to visit.
The Wonky Dog – tasty lobster dishes complemented with great drinks and beautiful ocean view
Potters by the Sea – watch as your lobster is being prepared over wood fire
Whispering pines – taste fresh lobsters on the beach
Day 4
Guana Island

One of the few remaining privately-owned islands in its part of the world, Guana has seven white powder-sand beaches and 850 acres of tropical forest, mountains, hills, and valleys.

The private island getaway, home to 18 suites, has long been a rarefied, in-the-know retreat, renowned for its natural beauty, its commitment to local and organic sourcing, and its pristine beaches.

Visit Monkey Point, for amazing snorkeling, turtle spotting, and sunbathing on one of the seven powder-sand beaches.
Taste farm-to-table cuisine, bolstered by produce from their own organic orchard, and breads and muffins from their ovens.
Day 5
Jost Van Dyke

Jost Van Dyke is the idealized destination that everyone imagines when they think of a quiet island in the Caribbean.

Between the beautiful scenery and the crystalline waters, sailing around Jost Van Dyke is something that is hard to replicate, so don’t even try.

White Bay Beach’s long stretch of white sand is protected by a great snorkeling reef and is dotted with award-winning beach bars.

Definitely try our snorkeling while you’re there, whether you’re a beginner or expert snorkeler, there are things to see!

Anchor off White Bay to visit the array of famous bars
For more privacy sail to the uninhabited island Sandy Cay for a hike.
Soggy Dollar Bar – famous bar with iconic painkiller cocktails
One Love Bar and Grill – located on cozy beach under the shade. Enjoy lobster meals and great cocktails
Gertrudes Beach Bar – fresh, authentic and delicious food with tasty drinks and friendly service
Day 6
Peter Island, Norman Island

Peter Island is a 720-hectare private island located in the British Virgin Islands. It is about 5 miles south-west from Road Town, Tortola.

Norman Island is an island at the southern tip of the British Virgin Islands archipelago. Norman Island is a well-known destination for cruisers and other tourists because of three water-level caves at the base of cliffs just outside the western edge of the Bight.

The caves are ideal for snorkeling, and, if one goes deep enough into the cliffs, darkness makes the experience like a night dive.

Sail to Soper’s Hole then to the Indians Marine Park for snorkeling, near Peter Island, and overnight anchor at Norman Island or anchor in deep water at Benures Bay.
Willy T’s – floating bar and restaurant. Excellent food and great selection of drinks. Also a great diving spot
Day 7
Cooper Island

Cooper Island, formerly known as Bergen Island under Sweden-Norway administration until 1905 is a small island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. There are five privately owned properties on the island, plus a small beach club resort.

Explore the caves on Norman Island before sailing to Rhone Marine Park to snorkel over the steamer wreck that sank in 1867. Head to Cooper Island and Cistern Point for snorkeling or Hallovers Bay.
At Cooper Island Beach Club enjoy tasty and authentic food. Also, craft beer never stops flowing, thanks to the on-site microbrewery.
Day 8
Back to Scrub Island resort

Head back to Scrub Island and enjoy your last day exploring the Island and enjoying the beach.

Have a question about this route?
We have answers to your questions. So don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today!


No, a sailing license is not required to charter a boat in BVI. However, having a qualified skipper or sailing experience is recommended for a safe and enjoyable trip.

The best time for a sailing holiday in BVI is during the peak season from November to April, when the weather is dry and temperatures are comfortable. This period offers ideal conditions for sailing with steady trade winds and calm seas. However, it’s essential to book well in advance as it’s the most popular time, and prices may be higher.

Yes, there are safety considerations for sailing in BVI waters. It’s important to stay updated on weather forecasts, carry necessary safety equipment on board, and adhere to local regulations to ensure a secure and enjoyable sailing experience.

Picking a boat type

Picking out the type of boat to go with will generally come down to your budget, the group size, and preferred method of sailing. Moreover, different sailboats available can be chartered independently or with a fully-staffed crew.

Find your yacht
Sailboat on the water | Sebastus Sailing
2-12 people
The most popular boat for active travelers and couples. They offer the classic sailing experience and tend to vary in size from 30-64 feet.
Starting from USD 160 per day
luxury catamaran on the water aerial view
2-12 people
This offers a more smooth sailing experience compared to the normal sailboat and are the perfect choice for bigger groups or families. The sizes often range from 38-70 feet, with the average being around 42 ft.
Starting from USD 500 per day
Motor yacht on the water | Sebastus Sailing
Motor yacht
2 – 12 people
Motor yachts have from 1 one to up to five cabins depending on their size and tend to range from 30-100 ft.
Starting from USD 500 per day
Waves icon | Sebastus Sailing

Have a question for us?

You ask yourself what kind of boat to choose? Which places to visit? We have answers to those questions and many more. So don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team today!